Awards & Festivals:Grammy Awards:43rd (2001):Winners, Results & Commentary

43rd Annual Grammy Awards Winners Coverage

With a collage of her videos playing behind her, Madonna opened the show with her song Music. The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards are underway.

Host Jon Stewart started off mentioning how sexy Madonna was. He also mentioned that though Lil Bow Wow was driving Madonna's car, and he's only 13, that's 91 in dog years.

He also joked about the evening's unlikely performance pairing of Eminem and Elton John. He said he met Eminem backstage and thought he was "the gayest guy", while he and Elton spent time "watching the XFL and knocking back brewskis." He also acknowledged the controversy about lyrics and said "no matter what the song says, Saturday Night's NOT alright for fighting."

The first presenters of the evening were Heather Locklear and Kid Rock, who presented Best Female Pop Vocal to Macy Gray.

After a performance by 'N Sync, Ray Ramano and Kevin James came out. They said their comedy didn't work last year, so since they were in a sports arena, perhaps free T-Shirts would work. They then used an air gun to fire shirts into the crowd. They then handed the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album to Steely Dan.

With fourteen performances packed into the show, we're moving at a brisk pace. Destiny's Child was up next.

Mya and Sisqo presented the next Grammy for Best R&B Duo or Group with Vocal to Destiny's Child.

Paul Simon, the subject a tribute a few days ago, was the next performer.

The next presenters were Jimmy Smits, Joe and Toni Braxton, who so far has taken the "J. Lo Barely There Dress Award." They present Best Rap Album to Eminem. He said "I want to thank everybody who could look past the controversy to see the album for what it was...and what it isn't."

And zap (or in this case, twang) to the next performer: Faith Hill. Have you noticed that since Shania popped up on the scene, we're seeing smaller hair and bigger cleavage from the female country singers?

Jon Stewart then joked that he's admired so many of the performers and downloaded their music for free. He said that when Napster gets shut down, inventor Shawn Fanning was going to invent a new free music service called "Shopliftster."

The next performers: U2

Up next to present were Melissa Etheridge, Jenna Elfman and Carson Daly. They presented Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal to U2. Bono thanked the usual suspects and added that, unlike many of his music award-winning peers, he wouldn't thank God, because he's sure God looks down and says "Don't thank me for that song -- it doesn't have a hook."

Next performance: Sheryl Crow and Shelby Lynne. The pair then showed a bad knack for reading the teleprompter when they read the nominees for Song of the Year. The winners: U2 for Beautiful Day. The Edge made a funny acceptance speech, saying that the century's been good to them so far and inventions like disposable cell phones and three-blade razors showed that the best was to come.

The next performance featured Moby, Jill Scott and Blue Man Group.

Shakira and Richie Sambora then came out to present Best New Artist to Shelby Lynne. She said it took "13 years and 6 albums to get here."

Next performers: Nneena Frelon and Take 6 singing Nat King Cole's "Straighten Up and Fly Right."

Erykah Badu (I've never seen her without her headwrap!) and Tony Bennett presented the Best Vocal Jazz Album to Dianne Reeves.

Next performer: Macy Gray.

Carlos Santana and Joni Mitchell then presented the Record of the Year to U2 and their producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.

The last hour folks...zipping to the next performance: Christina Aguilera. Her outfit...wait, somebody stole our crocheted table cloth. Ah, that's better whip it off for some slinky Latin dancing. (But we still think her hair looks like a macrame project. Who's her stylist? The summer camp kids?)

Gloria Estefan, Vince Gill and Lee Ann Womack were the next presenters, handing out Best Latin Pop Album to Shakira.

Next performance: classical pianist Marc-André Hamelin.

Val Kilmer and Robbie Robertson were up next to present the first ever Grammy for Best Native American Music Album to Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow.

Dolly Parton and Brad Paisley performed, then presented Best Country Album to Faith Hill.

Twenty minutes left...still waiting for the Eminem/Elton John duet.

Jon Stewart then went nuts, "Are you ready for the moment we've been waiting for?!? Ladies and Gentleman, the President of the Recording Academy, Michael Greene!" Greene introduced the Lifetime Achievement inductees: Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., The Beach Boys, The Who, and Bob Marley, while the Trustee Awards went to Phil Ramone and Arif Mardin.

Greene then acknowledged the controversy surrounding Eminem. He mentioned that rebellion has always been a part of popular music but he worried about latch key kids who, without parental connection, weren't able to understand the difference between reality and shock theater. He then introduced the controversial singer and his duet partner, Elton John. They performed the song "Stan" and at the end, Elton embraced Eminem.

The real controversy seemed to be the Album of the Year award. When Steely Dan one against such competition as Beck, Eminem, Radiohead and Paul Simon, the audience seemed stunned and you could hear the individual handclaps.

Bette Midler and Stevie Wonder

And the winners are:

Record Of The Year

  • Beautiful Day
    Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois, producers; Steve Lillywhite & Richard Rainey, engineers/mixers
    Track from: All That You Can't Leave Behind
    [Interscope Records]

Album Of The Year

  • Two Against Nature
    Steely Dan
    Walter Becker & Donald Fagen, producers; Phil Burnett, Roger Nichols, Dave Russell & Elliot Scheiner, engineers/mixers
    [Giant Records]

Song Of The Year

  • Beautiful Day
    U2, songwriters (U2)
    Track from: All That You Can't Leave Behind
    [Interscope Records; Publisher: Polygram Int'l Music Pub. B.V.]

Best New Artist

  • Shelby Lynne

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

  • I Try
    Macy Gray
    Track from: On How Life Is
    [Clean Slate/Epic Records]

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

  • She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa)
    Track from: A Love Affair - The Music Of Ivan Lins (Various Artists)
    [Telarc Records]

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

  • Cousin Dupree
    Steely Dan
    Track from: Two Against Nature
    [Giant Records]

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

  • Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't (My Baby)
    B.B. King & Dr. John
    Track from: Let The Good Times Roll
    [MCA Records]

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

  • Caravan
    The Brian Setzer Orchestra
    Track from: Vavoom!
    [Interscope Records]

Best Dance Recording

  • Who Let The Dogs Out
    Baha Men
    Track from: Who Let The Dogs Out
    [S-Curve Records]

Best Pop Instrumental Album

  • Symphony No. 1
    Joe Jackson
    [Sony Classical]

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Two Against Nature
    Steely Dan
    [Giant Records]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Both Sides Now
    Joni Mitchell
    [Reprise Records]

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance

  • There Goes The Neighborhood
    Sheryl Crow
    Track from: Live From Central Park
    [A&M/Interscope Records]

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

  • Again
    Lenny Kravitz
    Track from: Greatest Hits
    [Virgin Records America]

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

  • Beautiful Day
    Track from: All That You Can't Leave Behind
    [Interscope Records]

Best Hard Rock Performance

  • Guerrilla Radio
    Rage Against The Machine
    Track from: The Battle Of Los Angeles
    [Epic Records]

Best Metal Performance

  • Elite
    Track from: White Pony
    [Maverick Recording Company]

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

  • The Call Of The Ktulu
    Metallica With Michael Kamen Conducting The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
    Track from: S & M
    [Elektra Entertainment Group]

Best Rock Song

  • With Arms Wide Open
    Scott Stapp & Mark Tremonti, songwriters (Creed)
    Track from: Human Clay
    [Wind-Up; Publisher: Tremonti/Stapp Music]

Best Rock Album

  • There Is Nothing Left To Lose
    Foo Fighters
    [RCA/Roswell Records]

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Kid A
    [Capitol Records]

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

  • He Wasn't Man Enough
    Toni Braxton
    Track from: The Heat
    [LaFace Records]

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

  • Untitled (How Does It Feel)
    Track from: Voodoo
    [Virgin Records America]

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

  • Say My Name
    Destiny's Child
    Track from: The Writing's On The Wall
    [Columbia Records]

Best R&B Song

  • Say My Name
    LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins, Beyoncé Knowles, LeToya Luckett, LaTavia Roberson & Kelendria Rowland, songwriters (Destiny's Child)
    Track from: The Writing's On The Wall
    [Columbia Records; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc./Rodney Jerkins Prod., Ensign Music Corp./Fred Jerkins Pub., Beyoncé Pub., LeToya Music Pub., Kelendria Music Pub., LaTavia Music Pub.]

Best R&B Album

  • Voodoo
    [Virgin Records America]

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album

  • Ear-Resistible
    The Temptations
    [Motown Records]

Best Rap Solo Performance

  • The Real Slim Shady
    Track from: The Marshall Mathers LP
    [Aftermath/Interscope Records]

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

  • Forgot About Dre
    Dr. Dre Featuring Eminem
    Track from: Dr. Dre - 2001
    [Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records]

Best Rap Album

  • The Marshall Mathers LP
    [Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records]

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

  • Breathe
    Faith Hill
    Track from: Breathe
    [Warner Bros. Records]

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

  • Solitary Man
    Johnny Cash
    Track from: American III - Solitary Man
    [American/Columbia Records]

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

  • Cherokee Maiden
    Asleep At The Wheel
    Track from: Ride With Bob
    [DreamWorks Records Nashville]

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

  • Let's Make Love
    Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
    Track from: Breathe
    [Warner Bros. Records]

Best Country Instrumental Performance

  • Leaving Cottondale
    Alison Brown With Béla Fleck
    Track from: Fair Weather
    [Compass Records]

Best Country Song

  • I Hope You Dance
    Mark D. Sanders & Tia Sillers, songwriters (Lee Ann Womack)
    Track from: I Hope You Dance
    [MCA Nashville; Publishers: MCA Music Pub., Soda Creek Songs, Choice Is Tragic Music, Ensign Music Corp.]

Best Country Album

  • Breathe
    Faith Hill
    [Warner Bros. Records]

Best Bluegrass Album

  • The Grass Is Blue
    Dolly Parton
    [Sugar Hill Records]

Best New Age Album

  • Thinking Of You
    [Domo Records]

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

  • Outbound
    Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
    [Columbia Records]

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • In The Moment - Live In Concert
    Dianne Reeves
    [Blue Note Records]

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

  • (Go) Get It
    Pat Metheny
    Track from: Trio 99>00
    [Warner Bros. Records]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

  • Contemporary Jazz
    Branford Marsalis
    [Columbia Records]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • 52nd Street Themes
    Joe Lovano
    [Blue Note Records]

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Live At The Village Vanguard
    Chucho Valdés
    [Blue Note Records]

Best Rock Gospel Album

  • Double Take
    [Word Records]

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

  • If I Left The Zoo
    Jars of Clay
    [Essential Records]

Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album

  • Soldier Of The Cross
    Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
    [Skaggs Family Records]

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

  • You Can Make It
    Shirley Caesar
    [Myrrh Records]

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

  • Thankful
    Mary Mary
    [Columbia/C2/Word Entertainment]

Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album

  • Live - God Is Working
    Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir; Carol Cymbala, Choir Director
    [M2.0 Music]

Best Latin Pop Album

  • Shakira - MTV Unplugged
    [Sony Discos]

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album

  • Uno
    La Ley
    [WEA Intl.]

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album

  • Alma Caribeña
    Gloria Estefan
    [Epic Records]

Best Salsa Album

  • Masterpiece/Obra Maestra
    Tito Puente & Eddie Palmieri
    [RMM Records & Video Corp]

Best Merengue Album

  • Olga Viva, Viva Olga
    Olga Tañón
    [WEA Latina]

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album

  • Por Una Mujer Bonita
    Pepe Aguilar
    [Discos Musart/Balboa Records]

Best Tejano Album

  • ¿Qué Es Música Tejana?
    The Legends
    [Freddie Records]

Best Traditional Blues Album

  • Riding With The King
    B.B. King & Eric Clapton
    [Reprise Records]

Best Contemporary Blues Album

  • Shoutin' In Key
    Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band
    [Hannibal Records]

Best Traditional Folk Album

  • Public Domain - Songs From The Wild Land
    Dave Alvin

Best Contemporary Folk Album

  • Red Dirt Girl
    Emmylou Harris
    [Nonesuch Records]

Best Native American Music Album

  • Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow
    Various Artists

Best Reggae Album

  • Art And Life
    Beenie Man
    [Virgin Records America]

Best World Music Album

  • João Voz E Violão
    João Gilberto
    [Verve Records]

Best Polka Album

  • Touched By A Polka
    Jimmy Sturr
    [Rounder Records]

Best Musical Album For Children

  • Woody's Roundup Featuring Riders In The Sky
    Riders In The Sky
    [Walt Disney Records]

Best Spoken Word Album for Children

  • Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire (J. K. Rowling)
    Jim Dale
    [Listening Library]

Best Spoken Word Album

  • The Measure Of A Man (Sidney Poitier)
    Sidney Poitier
    [Harper Audio]

Best Spoken Comedy Album

  • Braindroppings
    George Carlin
    [HighBridge Audio]

Best Musical Show Album

  • Elton John And Tim Rice's Aida
    Guy Babylon, Paul Bogaev, Frank Filipetti & Chris Montan, producers; Tim Rice, lyricist; Elton John,
    composer (Original Broadway Cast)
    [Buena Vista Records]

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

  • Almost Famous
    Various Artists
    [DreamWorks Records]

Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

  • American Beauty
    Thomas Newman, composer
    [DreamWorks Records]

Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.

  • When She Loved Me (From Toy Story 2)
    Randy Newman, songwriter (Sarah McLachlan)
    [Walt Disney Records; Publisher: Walt Disney Music Co.]

Best Instrumental Composition

  • Theme From Angela's Ashes
    John Williams, composer (John Williams)
    Track from: Angela's Ashes - Music From The Motion Picture
    [Sony Classical/Sony Music Soundtrax; Publisher: Ensign Music Corp. & Songs Of Universal Inc.]

Best Instrumental Arrangement

  • Spain For Sextet & Orchestra
    Chick Corea, arranger (Chick Corea)
    Track from: Corea. Concerto
    [Sony Classical]

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying A Vocalist(s)

  • Both Sides Now
    Vince Mendoza, arranger (Joni Mitchell)
    Track from: Both Sides Now

Best Recording Package

  • Music
    Kevin Reagan, art director (Madonna)
    [Maverick/Warner Bros. Records]

Best Boxed Recording Package

  • The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961
    Frank Harkins & Arnold Levine, art directors (Miles Davis & John Coltrane)
    [Columbia/Legacy Recordings]

Best Album Notes

  • The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961
    Bob Blumenthal, album notes writer (Miles Davis & John Coltrane)
    [Columbia/Legacy Recordings]

Best Historical Album

  • The Complete Hot Five And Hot Seven Recordings
    Steve Berkowitz, Seth Rothstein & Phil Schaap, compilation producers; Michael Brooks, Seth Foster,
    Ken Robertson, Tom "Curly" Ruff, Phil Schaap & Mark Wilder, mastering engineers (Louis Armstrong)
    [Columbia/Legacy Recordings]

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • Two Against Nature
    Phil Burnett, Roger Nichols, Dave Russell & Elliot Scheiner, engineers (Steely Dan)
    [Giant Records]

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • Dr. Dre
    • B**** Please II (Eminem Featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit & Nate Dogg) (T)
    • Chin Check (N.W.A.) (T)
    • Dr. Dre - 2001 (Dr. Dre) (A)
    • Hello (Ice Cube Featuring Dr. Dre & MC Ren) (T)
    • I'm Back (Eminem) (T)
    • Kill You (Eminem) (T)
    • The Real Slim Shady (Eminem) (T)
    • Remember Me? (Eminem Featuring RBX And Sticky Fingaz) (T)
    • Who Knew (Eminem) (T)

Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical

  • Hex Hector
    • Feelin' So Good (Hex Hector Club Mix) (Jennifer Lopez) (S)
    • Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche) (Hex Hector Radio Mix) (98°) (S)
    • I Learned From The Best (HQ2 Club Mix) (Whitney Houston) (S)
    • I Turn To You (Hex Hector Radio Mix) (Melanie C) (T)
    • Music (HQ2 Radio Mix) (Madonna) (S)
    • Spanish Guitar (HQ2 Club Mix) (Toni Braxton) (T)

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • Dvorák: Requiem, Op. 89; Sym. No. 9, Op. 95 "From the New World"
    John Eargle, engineer (Zdenek Macal)
    [Delos International]

Producer Of The Year, Classical

  • Steven Epstein
    • Appalachian Journey (1B; Mist Moonlight Waltz; Indecision, Etc.) (Yo-Yo Ma, cello; E. Meyer, d/bass; M. O'Connor, violin)
    • Corea.Concerto ('Spain' For Sextet & Orch.; Piano Con. No. 1) (Chick Corea, piano/conductor)
    • Corigliano: Phantasmagoria (Fancy On A Bach Air; Fantasia On An Ostinato, Etc.) (Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Emanuel Ax & James Tocco, piano)
    • Dvorák: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 87; Sonatina in G, Op. 100; Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 (Emanuel Ax, piano; Isaac Stern, violin; Various)
    • Songs Without Words (Works Of Mendelssohn, Schubert/Liszt, Bach/Busoni) (Murray Perahia, piano)

Best Classical Album

  • Shostakovich: The String Quartets
    Emerson String Quartet; Da-Hong Seetoo & Max Wilcox, producers
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

Best Orchestral Performance

  • Mahler: Sym. No. 10
    Sir Simon Rattle (Berliner Phil.)
    [EMI Classics]

Best Opera Recording

  • Busoni: Doktor Faust
    Kent Nagano; Kim Begley; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Dietrich Henschel; Markus Hollop; Eva Jenis;
    Torsten Kerl; Martin Sauer, producer (Orch. de l'Opéra National de Lyon)

Best Choral Performance

  • Penderecki: Credo
    Helmuth Rilling (Oregon Bach Festival Cho.; Oregon Bach Festival Orch.)
    [Hänssler Classic]

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)

  • Maw: Violin Concerto
    Joshua Bell, violin; Sir Roger Norrington, conductor (London Phil. Orch.)
    [Sony Classical]

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)

  • Dreams Of A World (Works Of Lauro, Ruiz-Pipo, Duarte, Etc.)
    Sharon Isbin, guitar
    [Teldec Classics International]

Best Chamber Music Performance

  • Shostakovich: The String Quartets
    Emerson String Quartet
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor)

  • Shadow Dances (Stravinsky Miniatures - Tango; Suite No. 1; Octet, Etc.)
    Orpheus Chamber Orch.
    [Deutsche Grammophon]

Best Classical Vocal Performance

  • The Vivaldi Album (Dell'aura al sussurrar; Alma oppressa, Etc.)
    Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo soprano (Arnold Schoenberg Chor; Giovanni Antonini; Il Giardino Armonico)
    [Decca Records]

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

  • Crumb: Star-Child
    George Crumb, composer (Joseph Alessi, trombone; Susan Narucki, soprano; Various Artists; Warsaw Phil. Cho.; Thomas Conlin; The Warsaw Phil. Orch.)
    Track from: George Crumb: 70th Birthday Album, Star-Child
    [Bridge Records]

Best Classical Crossover Album

  • Appalachian Journey (1B; Misty Moonlight Waltz; Indecision, Etc.)
    Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Edgar Meyer. double bass; Mark O'Connor, violin (Alison Krauss, fiddle & vocals;
    James Taylor, vocals)
    [Sony Classical]

Best Short Form Music Video

  • Learn To Fly
    Foo Fighters
    Jesse Peretz, video director; Tina Nakane, video producer

Best Long Form Music Video

  • Gimme Some Truth - The Making Of John Lennon's Imagine Album
    John Lennon
    Andrew Solt, video director & video producer
    [Capitol Records]